EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Liz Zaretsky of Hillary for America

  The EiQ vision is “a unique, cutting-edge conference focused on email marketing trends and innovations.” With mind blowing sessions like #Trending: Edge of the Inbox and unconventional speakers like Liz Zaretsky of Hillary for America, the best day in email is sure to deliver on its vision. Liz Zaretsky works with progressive political groups and candidates to raise money online in smarter, more honest ways. Her… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Eric Ross of Progressive Insurance

  This week’s EiQ speaker spotlight is on Eric Ross of Progressive Insurance, a company known within its industry for pioneering into the digital world. They were the first major auto insurer in the world to launch a Web site, allowing consumers to compare rates online and buy auto insurance policies in real time back in 1997 when these capabilities were unheard of.  At Progressive… Read more »

How to Re-Engage Your Silent Subscribers

Everyone has them… those email addresses in your database that seem to have gone quiet, showing little to no engagement with your emails. You aren’t alone! Every database needs cleaning-up or refreshing on an on-going basis to maintain a healthy and active database. One option for reactivating subscribers is to reach out and ask questions about the customer’s lack of engagement. This allows the customer… Read more »

Google AMP for Email: A Creative & Strategic Primer for Email Marketers

Google’s recent announcement to integrate AMP into the email channel created a ton of buzz in the industry. Last month, its inbox capabilities were showcased at AMP Conf 2018 by experts including Seth Weisfeld of Pinterest. Since this news could mean a potential sea of change to the industry, Seth and the BrightWave team will dive into AMP during the ‘#Trending: Edge of the Inbox’ session… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Kaitlyn White of Chick-fil-A

  As Chick-fil-A’s email agency of record for nearly a decade, BrightWave’s thrilled to have the iconic Atlanta brand speak at EiQ this year. And they’re bringing not just one, but two of their digital marketing aces, Digital Experience Consultant Kaitlyn White and Sr. Manager, Digital Experience Michael Lage. This week, we’re putting the spotlight on Kaitlyn. She is responsible for leading the Chick-fil-A One… Read more »

EiQ Speaker Spotlight: Leah Hopke of AARP

  Today marks exactly 8 weeks until the best day in email. So far on our EiQ to-do list, we’ve checked off sourcing an awesome venue, creating an incredible agenda, and announcing an amazing initial speaker lineup. Among this line up of email rockstars from top brands like Chick-fil-A, Char-Broil, Litmus, and AARP, to name a few, is Leah Hopke. As AARP’s Senior Advisor of… Read more »

Char-Broil Selects BrightWave as Email Agency of Record

  Leading email marketing agency continues growth and momentum as email agency of choice for the world’s leading brands.   Char-Broil, a division of W.C. Bradley Company based in Columbus, GA and one of the most recognized and respected outdoor cooking brands in the world, has named BrightWave as its email marketing agency of record. BrightWave was chosen for its deep expertise in email and… Read more »

EiQ Sponsor Spotlight: Bridgette Darling of Adobe

This week, we’re putting the spotlight on returning EiQ platinum sponsor and long time BrightWave partner Adobe. With an aim to give everyone– from emerging artists to global brands– everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences, the computer software giant has a multinational presence and employees over 17,000 people. In 2017 alone, they received dozens of newsworthy awards: they ranked #2 among… Read more »

Measuring Success: Baselines vs. Benchmarks

The email industry has had a long love for benchmarks (we even started EmailStatCenter.com many moons ago), and one of the most frequent questions we encounter is “what should my open/click/unsubscribe rate be?” We often find that many people are using industry benchmarks as the standard by which they judge the success of their own program. While benchmarks are useful tools in that they are… Read more »

The Inbox Audit: Stats Campaigns

With the transition into 2018, several of the email programs to which I subscribe took the opportunity to send year-in-review campaigns including activity-focused statistics.  If done well, this is an opportunity to easily surprise and delight subscribers by helping to illuminate the impact of interactions with the brand.  Here are a few of my favorites to help highlight the ways different brands leveraged personalized and… Read more »

How To Successfully Implement Email Tactics and Strategies

Customer Experience. Customer Journey. Big Data. These buzzwords have been rampant in the email industry for several years now. And then 2017 saw the addition of words like A.I., Machine Learning, and Interactivity. These buzzwords clearly demonstrate that email is not only “not dead,” but decidedly thriving. However, what is often less clear is how to implement these tactics and strategies into your own program… Read more »

Simple Segmentation Strategies

You don’t need fancy marketing automation software to get into the email marketing segmentation game. Start targeting your audience today with these simple and straightforward segmentation strategies: Demographics – The old stand by. Simply picking up your customer’s age, gender or marital status can be a quick and easy way to tailor imagery and messaging to make your communications more relevant. Site Behavior – Tracking… Read more »

Best & Brightest Blogs of 2017

If 2018 shapes up to be anything like 2017, we’re in for a wild ride here at BrightWave. A ride full of unexpected challenges, savvy problem-solving and, surprisingly, a lot of fun, to be more precise. We published quite a few blogs, case studies and event recaps last year. We even put out our first ever content-focused eBook with Movable Ink right before the holiday… Read more »

Email Best Practices: How Are They Changing?

Are there truly any best practices for email anymore? The answer is yes, but are they the same list of rules from years past? No, the list along with consumers has changed. In the age of automations, animations and ridiculously personalized journeys, the age old email best practices have changed, evolved and in some cases have been flipped on their heads. For example, the standard… Read more »

What’s Up in Email? December 2017

‘Tis the season for everybody’s 2017 look backs and 2018 predictions! But that’s not all we’ve scoped out for this month’s very merry installment of What’s Up in Email? There are also interactive email building tips and revealing interviews with our BrightWave CEO, Simms Jenkins, to explore. So grab a glass of nog, get comfortable and soak up some email industry news before you head… Read more »

Animation: How Much Is Too Much?

Animated gifs in email aren’t going anywhere soon. They can add an eye-catching and innovative element to even basic templates. Still, we’ve always warned our BrightWave clients to use animation somewhat sparingly. We assumed that too much animation can make a sleek design look “busy” and off-brand pretty darn quick. But you know what they say about assuming… Recently I was having a conversation with a… Read more »

[eBook] 2018 Email Content & Design Guide

Want to get a jump on 2018 email content planning? Want to enhance your emails’ designs with animation, millennial-friendly features and more? Boy, do we have the eBook for you. Enter: The 2018 Email Content and Design Guide.  Creating this content and design tome was a big joint effort. We collaborated with our partner Movable Ink, rounding up our eight best performing blogs on the… Read more »

BrightWaver Rich Wilson Presents a Modern Approach to Campaign Planning

BrightWave’s VP of Customer Experience Rich Wilson is featured this week on Adobe’s CMO.com. Read his article “‘Service As A Software’: A Modern Approach To Campaign Planning” to learn how to evolve your email campaigns to meet increasing customer expectations and adapt to future A.I. capabilities.

What’s Up in Email? October 2017

Between the publication of the Email Agency Buyer’s Guide by our friends over at the Relevancy Group, our frenzied 48 hours at 48in48 and our latest EiQ developments, it’s been a busy fall here at BrightWave. And we’re happy to announce that early bird registration for EiQ 2018 is now open! See what else we’ve been up to this quarter and catch up on the… Read more »